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Licence classes and types

We have different types of licences for different needs. The most common licence is the Class 5-passenger vehicle licence.

Driver's licences

Class 5 or 7 driver's licence

Car

What you can use it for:

  • To drive cars, vans, trucks, motorhomes, construction & utility vehicles (2 axles maximum), and motorhomes (may exceed 2 axles)
  • To tow trailers or  vehicles up to 4,600kg
  • To ride a limited speed motorcycles or an all-terrain vehicle (ATV)
  • To ride 3-wheeled vehicles but does not include 3-wheeled motorcycles (trikes) or motorcycle/sidecar combinations

Note: Class 7 has Graduated Licensing restrictions 

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Motorcycle Licences

Class 6 or 8 driver's licence

Motorcycle

What you can use it for:

  • To ride motorcycles, all-terrain cycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Note: Class 8 has Graduated Licensing restrictions

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Commercial licences

Class 1

Trailer truck

What you can use it for

  • Semi-trailer trucks
  • All other class 1-5 motor vehicles or combination of vehicles
  • Motorcycles not allowed

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Class 2

Bus

What you can use it for

  • To drive buses, including school buses, special activity buses and special vehicles
  • To drive any vehicle allowed in Class 4 and 5

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Class 3

Truck

What you can use it for

  • To drive  Trucks with more than two axles, such as dump trucks and large tow trucks but does not allow driving a bus carrying passengers
  • To drive a tow car towing a vehicle of any weight
  • To drive a mobile truck crane
  • To drive any vehicle in Class 5

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Class 4 (unrestricted)

School bus

What you can use it for

  • To drive buses with a maximum seating capacity of 25 persons (including the driver), including school buses, special activity buses and special vehicles used to transport people with disabilities
  • To drive taxis and limousines
  • To drive ambulances
  • To drive any  vehicle in Class 5

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Class 4 (restricted)

Taxis
  • To drive taxis and limousines (up to 10 persons including the driver)
  • To drive ambulances
  • To drive special vehicles with a seating capacity of not more than 10 persons (including the driver) used to transport people with disabilities
  • To drive any  vehicle in Class 5

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Heavy trailer endorsement

(Code 20) added to Class 4 or 5

Heavy trailer

What you can use it for

  • To tow trailers or towed vehicles exceeding 4,600 kilograms. Neither the truck nor trailer may have air brakes

Note: With this endorsement you will need to obtain a commercial class medical assessment

To get a heavy trailer endorsement, contact us.

House trailer endorsement for towing heavy RVs

(Code 7) added to Class 4 or 5

RV

To drive a Recreational (house) trailers exceeding 4,600 kg. Neither the truck nor trailer may have air brakes. Get a house trailer endorsement for towing heavy RVs.

Riding mopeds and scooters

Scooter
  • May be operated with all classes of driver's licence.
  • Cannot be operated on a class 5 or 7 learner's licence

A limited-speed motorcycle has:

  • A motor with a piston displacement of 50 cc or less, or a power source that produces a maximum of 1.5 kW
  • A power drive system that does not require clutching or shifting after the drive system is engaged
  • A maximum speed of 70 km/h on level ground
  • A maximum weight of 95 kg
  • Wheels with a diameter of at least 254 mm

Read more about limited speed motorcycles